WIGAN Warriors successfully booked their place in next Saturday’s Super League Grand Final with a 32-8 victory over the Huddersfield Giants at the DW Stadium.
The Warriors, who haven’t lost a game at their home ground in the 2015 campaign, have now been triumphed in all four meetings against the Giants this season.
Ben Flower who controversially was sent off in last seasons grand final made the first step towards a 2015 return when he opened the scoring for his side in under five minutes.
Wigan were unlucky not to strike again through Liam Farrell following an exceptional clean break from young centre Oliver Gildart.
The Warriors extended their lead to 12-0 six minutes before the break. An earlier penalty was converted by fullback Matty Bowen before John Bateman crossed for his first of the night.
The Giants were unlucky not get on the scoresheet themselves just before the break. A missed tackle from winger Joe Burgess meant that Jermaine McGillvary almost added his 28th try of the season.
The teams headed into the break at 12-2 following a penalty kick from Danny Brough on the half time hooter.
Despite a better attacking display in the second-half from the visitors the Warriors pushed on from their first half performance.
Winger Dominic Manfredi crossed for his 21st try of the season on his 22nd birthday. Shortly after Bateman was awarded his second of the night through a penalty try after it was deemed he was prevented from scoring a try.
The visitors grabbed themselves a consolation try just before the 70th minute, however the Warriors crossed again through prop Tony Clubb to secure a place at Old Trafford and the Grand Final for the Warriors.
Wigan Warriors (12) 32
Tries: Flower, Bateman, Manfredi, penalty try, Clubb
Goals: Bowen 6
Huddersfield Giants (2) 8
Goals: Brough 2
Referee: Ben Thaler
By: Joshua Ronfell